William Mwazi

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Gallery/ Studio, 2009 Charcoal On Paper, Oil On Canvas, Arylic On Canvas ©
Mister Terrific - Henry Louis Gates, Jr, 2009 Acyrlic 5' X 6' ©
Gallery/ Studio, 2009 ©
Gallery/ Studio, 2009 ©
Gallery/ Studio, 2009 ©
Gallery/ Studio, 2009 ©
Gallery/ Studio, 2009 ©
Blade the Vampire Hunter - Cornel West, 2009 Acrylic On Canvas 3'x4' ©
Captain America-Barack Obama (The Future of Leadership), 2009 Charcoal On Paper 19 3/4" X 25 3/4" ©
Storm - Condoleezza Rice, 2009 Charcoal On Paper 19 3/4" X 25 3/4" ©
Firestorm_Michael Jackson, 2009 Acrylic On Drywall 7' X 17' ©
Quick Facts
New York
Lives in
Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Works in
New York
New York Academy of Art, 2004, MFA
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn
Representing galleries
Chinese pop modern, portrait, heroes, afro-american realism traditional, photography, digital, figurative, conceptual, sculpture, exhibition/performance

Huffingtonpost ~ William Mwazi turns celebrities into superheroes...


连接中国---景松个展 _ Jing Song’s Chinese Connection


T.V. Interviews and portfolio go to


Artist Bio / CV

William Mwazi is a New York based artist, who was born in Harlem, NY. Mwazi holds an MFA in Panting, Drawing and Sculpture from the New York Academy of Art and a BFA in Graphic Design from Pratt Institute. His paintings idealize the conventional portrait by communicating context and emotion, which is layered with color, energy, environment, and tradition. He has exhibited at MoCADA gallery in Brooklyn, NY; Goldman, Sachs & Co., Jersey City, NJ; Rush Arts gallery, NY, NY. Mwazi has an established history of exhibiting work in various media (paintings, photo art, murals) in NYC and the surrounding areas, as well as in Miami, FL, Italy and China.




Duetsche, New York, NY

There is No Looking Glass Here

MoCADA, Brooklyn, NY

Ain’t I A Woman

Sichuan University, Highland Artist open studio, Cheng Du, China

The Art Students League, New York, NY

Group Show


New York Academy of Fine Art, New York, NY

Deck the Halls Event

City Without Wall's, Newark, NJ

Wall to Wall Event

Chashama, Jamaica, NY

Straight Talk

Chashama, Jamaica, NY

Solo Show: A Hero Among Us, Series 2

Art House Gallery, Atlanta, GA

The Canvas Project 2 Local Project, Queens, NY

“Queens Sky" Exhibition

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

So Live! Arts

Art For Life Miami, Miami Beach, FL

Gold Rush Awards, New York, NY

Salena Gallery, Brooklyn Campus, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY

Suspension of Disbelief: A Digital Photography Exhibition on Social Commentary


Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

A Hero Among Us

Cuchifritos Gallery, New York, NY

Art Auction

Java Studio, Brooklyn, NY

Gallery M, Harlem, NY

Super Image

Canvas Paper and Stone Gallery, Harlem, NY

Contemporary Interpretations of History and Culture

Artist Lecturer


Art Basel, Miami Beach, FL

Virtual Exhibit

Repetti Gallery, Long Island City, NY

Project Diversity Queens: What's Going On?

Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ


1st Annual Bedford Stuyvesant Art Expo, Brooklyn, NY

Goldman, Sachs & Co. Presents, Jersey City, NJ

Back History, Black History

Artist Lecturer


Art Basel: Soul Gallery, Miami, FL

Beauty Shop

Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY

God Complex

Artist Lecturer


Art Students League, New York, NY, Group show


New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

Fatty’s Restaurant, Astoria, NY

Remote Lounge, New York, NY


New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

Andy Warhol Benefit


Pratt Institute Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Student Union Exhibit

1999 - 1996

Miami-Dade Community College North Gallery, Miami, FL

Student Exhibit, Honorable Mention

Florida International University, Miami, FL; Showcase in Faculty Quarters

Bakehouse Gallery, Miami, FL

Espanola Way Gallery, Miami, FL

Miami-Dade Community College North Gallery, Miami, FL


2010 CDTV -5 - Highland Artist, Cheng Du, China


NHK "NY Style" show - NHK’s morning news program “Good Morning Japan” – Local artist-in-residence make huge impact, NY

ABC Eyewitness News - Why art galleries are popping up, NY

NBC Nightly News – Pop up Galleries, NY

Fox 5 Good Day New York - Chashama Artist-In-Residence, NY

The Studio Magazine of The Studio Museum of Harlem, Spring 2009

The New York Times - Luring Artists to Lend Life to Empty Storefronts, NY


The New York Daily News - Being creative with space, NY

The New York Sun – Harlem Art Seen


New Tang Dynasty Television - Project Diversity Queens

News 12 Brooklyn - Bed Stuy Art Expo

CBS Sunday Morning - Art Spirit


Florida Leader


The Miami Times, The Miami Herald, The Falcon Times


The Art Students League, Chashama, City Without Walls, The Harlem Art Alliance, Queens Council on the Arts

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